Given how much I love the Australian-beauty-brand-turned-global-beauty-empire Frank Body, I’ve wanted to interview their co-founder Bree Johnson for a long time.
Having interviewed and photographed both Teresa Palmer and Sarah Wright Olsen before, it is always such a joy to speak to them, especially together. If you follow their platform Your Zen Mama or their Instagram accounts, you’ll know they radiate positive energy and – along with their myriad endeavours from acting to being entrepreneurs – have devoted so much of their time to simply supporting and nurturing other mothers. No wonder American paediatrician Dr Harvey Karp who I interviewed in a previous episode has said they both “always keep it practical, purposeful, and very, very real.”
Last year, they launched their book Zen Mamas which has been read by women all over the world. This month, they launched a US edition of the book, entitled The Zen Mama Guide To Finding Your Rhythm In Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond. Just like the Australian version, it’s filled with practical and informative advice on all facets of motherhood.
This conversation is a recording from a recent chat with Teresa and Sarah for a live digital AllBright event (make sure you sign up to AllBright so you can attend these amazing daily events – we’re giving our Grace Tales community three months free, so you won’t be charged for the first three months).
In this conversation, we discuss:
- Their friendship and the power of sisterhood, because as you will know, they are not only best friends, but also great collaborators.
- Why their book, and all their messaging, focuses on being Zen(ish) and it’s the ‘ish’ that you endorse – so what does a Zen(ish) mother look like?
- How birth is the most unbelievable process and they share their birth stories
- Teresa’s experience with pregnancy loss and how she did a fear clearing when she was pregnant with Forest. Sarah also opens up about her experience with pregnancy loss.
- Why they don’t use the word ‘miscarriage’.
- How their book offers practical education about the mother’s body before, after, and during pregnancy.
- Why fertility is such an important topic and often, it’s not until we actually start trying to have a baby that we even think about this word.
- We look at their lives as incredible entrepreneurs (Teresa runs the plant-based wellness brand Lovewell and is launching retreats called Lost Retreats in South Australia). Sarah is a co-founder of plant-based organic mother and baby skincare line, baeo.
- What’s your advice to mothers who might want to step into a new chapter but are not sure where to start?
- Their daily self-care rituals.
- And of course, Teresa expecting another baby girl.
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